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Submitted by Pam on Sun, 01/16/2011 - 17:14
We have a winner!
Congratulations Nancy! Now you can knit those socks!
I wish everyone could have won - if I could, I would send everyone I know a certificate! I love shopping at Yarnia!
In fact, I was just there this past week and picked up a couple gift kits! I just discovered them! Check them out! You get enough yarn to make a hat, a pair of fingerless gloves, or a dishtowel and dish rag - and the pattern - all for $10.00 or less!
The kits come in several color choices which you can view by clicking on the hat or gloves or the towel image and then click on "additional images". I picked up a blue hat kit for someone very special. And I see more in my future - definitely!
The kits are so great because you get enough yarn for a hat and the pattern - tucked right inside the cone!
And, of course when you are done - you can make a holiday tree with the cone and any leftover yarn.
For those looking for more of a challenge, Yarnia has created a "Baby Surprise Jacket Kit. So far there are two colors available.
And don't forget that you can create your very own yarn right here!
Have fun on your visit to Yarnia! I always do!
Submitted by Pam on Wed, 01/12/2011 - 21:34
My friend Joanie, who writes Nini Makes has done it again! I am hooked on another one of her Ebooks! She has created a beautiful Forager Bag designed to be carried on those lovely walks along the beach or in the forest or even around town - anywhere one might be inclined to pick up little treasures to take home.
Submitted by Pam on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 21:15
One day in early December as I was happily sitting at my computer churning out Christmassy tutorials, my sweetie called me over to see something on his computer.
Good old Amazon had just tipped him off that Wheat Weaving and Straw Art might be a book that would interest him! (He does order all my books for me so no wonder!)
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 01:36
1975 - future craft wizard, ebook publisher, podcaster, and online class instructor - Sister Diane of Craftypod!
2011 - Ten years ago, she began sharing the crafty skills she began developing about the time this was taken. And now she has created a whole line up of on-line classes designed to share much of what she has learned about writing and publishing e-books, creating and presenting on-line classes, and making crafty podcasts. And then of course there is my own favorite the crafty blog tune-up class - but I will get to that later!
It isn't easy these days to stand out from the crowd - especially on the internet!
Diane's online class "Write, Publish and Sell Your Crafty Ebook" is designed to not only help you find ways to stand out but also to give you a realistic path through the e-book publishing process, from getting the whole thing written and edited through getting it presented online effectively and letting others know about it.
When Diane says in her class description that writing and publishing an e-book is no small project, she is giving it to you straight! I know! She walked me through my own ebook last year.
To get from here...
to here... takes thought, planning, work, practice, writing and rewriting, and understanding page design not to mention important keys like evaluating your potential market, pricing your book and the all important - marketing!
So if you are contemplating writing an e-book, it would be a very good idea to explore with Diane what goes into making a great, sellable ebook before you go any further with your idea.
In addition to weekly lessons there are forums and chats and Diane will be available during the class by e-mail for personal help.
Write, Publish, and Sell Your Crafty Ebook begins on Monday, January 10th! Sign-up now right here!
Diane's Craft Blog tune-up Class will begin on January 24th. You can sign-up for that one here! I will be joining in again on that one!
Diane taught me everything I know! Seriously - our first lesson - teaching Mom how to turn on her computer! But I still learn valuable new tricks every time I take the class.
And even better - I meet really fabulous new bloggers! You can meet some of the bloggers I met in the class I took last summer right here.
It is the beginning of a brand new year and we are all busy thinking about and looking for new ways to improve our cash flow and our influence in the blogging community - for that matter the world community.
Diane's class schedule for the spring should be just the ticket to start you on your journey!
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 01:19
Apparently, there are several cultures in the world that regard Twelfth Night - also know as Three Kings Day or Epiphany - as a great time to eat a very special cake!
I decided to make baking a special cake on Twelfth Night a new tradition at my house - beginning this year! With this very cake - Gâteau Basque.